Jelly Beans

For this assignment, you will be doing a demonstration with jelly beans (ex: the generic ones from CVS). This activity will work best if you complete it with at least one other person. You will be guessing the flavor of jelly beans under 4 different conditions.

1. using all of your senses

2. no smell (plug your nose before putting the bean in your mouth and give your guess before unplugging your nose)

3. no vision (make sure the participant does not see the jelly bean)

4. no smell or vision (plug your nose before putting the bean in your mouth and give your guess before unplugging your nose and make sure the participant does not see the jelly bean)

After completing the activity, in a 1-2 page paper, discuss your experiences using concepts from chapter 5 (Sensation and Perception). Your work will be graded for content, clarity, spelling, grammar, and connection to class materials.

Required Text & Materials: Psychology in Everyday Life

Author: Myers, David G. & DeWall, Nathan

Edition: 3rd or 4th